Spring colo(u)rs

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  1. Luke’s Maples

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    I have my Emerald Lace staked so as to create some twisting upright movement. Hopefully give it a bit more character.
     

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    Beni Maiko at its finest;-)
    Flavescens creating a nice backdrop
     

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    Your already on there my friend.
     
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    Oh yeah, what a goofball lol
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    También es uno de mis favoritos P. Las hojas de este cultivar también son muy especiales.,[/QUOTE]
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Now it's your turn for a 39th moment, lol.
     
  7. Luke’s Maples

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    Giving my Ukigumo’s a bit more light after a conversation with Derek yesterday. I want to keep them as white as possible, but release they do need a certain about of good light for them to grow.
    Ki Hachijo and Moonrise in the background
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    No questions Luke, just in awe at the amazing colours your getting so early compared to mine.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    No complaints here !!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Now I can see what you were telling me. Is it going to be difficult moving it around like that ?
     
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    Is there any maple that can beat a Beni Maiko for the brightest pink in Spring. Perhaps Deshojo!!!?
     
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    Personally I think Beni Maiko is superior to De Shojo, Shindeshojo and any other in that ‘Corallinum’ group. I think the clout is just better all year too. It certainly outshines it in Autumn in my garden.
     
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    I’m not sure, but you know me.. I’ll have a crack at anything.
     
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    revisiting 'Green Cascade' flowers
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    against the green
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    Ryoku Ryu
    Very distinctive growth and look, a real stunner in Spring. 63128A1E-ADEC-4FDB-928B-989E78DC2D8B.jpeg 7A5CF29B-5F1B-40C1-A352-03CF926AD64F.jpeg
     
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    Grown from a graft, reckon it’s 6 years old.
    It’s a good “grower”.
    There’s a fair few where I have more than one of a cultivar and there can be a massive difference between vigour.
    I’m adamant that vigour is as much down to the rootstock as the scion.
    When you have a batch of seedlings, most struggle and some just grow.
    I’ve got a fair few that are up to 3 or more metres in 10 years from an 8” graft, some such as
    Seiryu are now 4 meter standards, all from a graft in just under 10 years.
    If a cultivar struggles, don’t necessarily right off the cultivar, it may just be the rootstock.
    Someone mentioned a 3 strikes and then our rule, I think that’s good advice.
     
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    I think that was me, lol. But I believe it is a good rule of thumb.
    Do post updates on your Ryoku Ryu throughout the year J. It is a very interesting cultivar. I am sure that others will think so as well.
     
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    Very underrated cultivar this one, mine is only just starting to show it's beautiful spring colours, might have to wait a bit longer though with this weather , stunning fall colours as well.
     
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    A Packhorse Farm purchase M ? I see they are one of the very few to stock this one.
     
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    ROEBUK Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Certainly was, had this for around 5 years now nice tree.
     
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    Look forward to seeing a photo of it soon when the weather warms up. !!!? If ever, lol.
     
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    The 1st of May and the last month of Spring, so here are a few that are escaping the overnight frosts.
    They are Azuma Murasaki, Beni tsukasa, Sazanami, Arakawa and Aconitifolium.
    Azuma murasaki 211.JPG Beni tsukasa 210.JPG Sazanami 210.JPG Arakawa 210.JPG Aconitifilium 210.JPG
     
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  24. Luke’s Maples

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    Good morning Maple lovers

    I thought I’d just put a couple of different cultivars together to show the different array of colours we have in our gardens to enjoy. I love Spring time :-)

    Jordan at the back, then middle row left to right is Isobel, Ukigumo, Moonrise and Beni Maiko.
    The front two are Aratama and Flavescens.

    Very satisfying to look at ;-)

    Luke
     

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  25. Jaybee63

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    Looking great Luke. My Jordan was very susceptible to sun, it’s planted in the ground so it now lives in the shade of Herbstfeuer Circinatum and no more Lear burn and it’s really taken off.
    A Aratama is a beauty with such rich and vivid colour.
     
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